Trooper Dead After 2-Car Collision on I-75

A state trooper died after being struck by two cars colliding on Interstate 75.

Officials from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles said the trooper was outside his patrol car when he was struck Saturday evening on I-75 in Alachua County.

A report from Florida Highway Patrol said Sgt. William Trampass Bishop was at the scene of a previous crash involving a car parked in the southbound emergency lane. Bishop was struck when two other cars driving south collided.

The 52-year-old trooper was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officials said Bishop had been a Florida state trooper for 30 years.

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